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Administrator

Faculty Central (FSS)

Location:  Highfield Campus
Salary:   £20,275 to £24,029
Full Time Fixed Term for 18 months
Closing Date:  Monday 29 July 2019
Interview Date:   To be confirmed
Reference:  1155819PD

The Faculty of Social Sciences invites applications from suitably qualified and experienced individuals to join Faculty Central as a Faculty Administrative Officer at Highfield Campus. As a member of our team, you will make an important and rewarding contribution to our exciting, varied and engaging activity across our University, working with colleagues and students from diverse and interesting backgrounds.

Faculty Central works with Faculty Deanery and Senior Leadership Teams to support those areas of work which provide essential services to the Faculty's core business of education, research and enterprise. We underpin the achievement of the strategic objectives of the University. Our students and staff come from a wide range of backgrounds, within the UK and internationally, creating a multicultural and diverse community. Successful applicants will be motivated and proactive team players who are culturally sensitive and are able to work effectively in a busy environment.

As a Faculty Administrative Officer, you will deliver a high quality and efficient service which meets the requirements of the Faculty’s varied and interesting activities across five academic schools, including Business; Law; Mathematical Sciences; Education; and Economic, Political and Social Sciences. You will provide professional, operational assistance and administrative support to senior academic members of staff, performing a range of responsibilities which might include working on projects and activities, diary management and event organisation, travel arrangements, minute taking, financial administration, website updates and organising group meetings. You will be able to build strong relationships and partnerships with internal and external organisations and groups and be able to liaise confidently with your stakeholders. Your career so far might include some administrative work experience which allows you to use your own initiative, as well as manage your own time effectively with minimal supervision. Excellent organisational, communication and people skills are essential. You will have good IT skills for example being a competent user of Microsoft Office.

The position is available on a fixed-term basis for 18 months in the first instance. This role may suit either a motivated professional with relevant work experience looking for career development or a recent graduate with some experience looking for an opportunity to explore career opportunities within a university environment.

Application Procedure

You should submit your completed online application form at https://jobs.soton.ac.uk. The application deadline will be midnight on the closing date stated above. If you need any assistance, please call Hannah Farrance (Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 23 8059 2507. Please quote reference 1155819PD on all correspondence.

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We aim to be an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all sections of the community. Please note that applications from agencies will not be accepted unless indicated in the job advert.


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